Dear editor,

Kind and thoughtful words are usually spoken only after a person passes. Mothers all too often never get to hear those kind words or the expression of the love and appreciation someone has for them. After a person is gone, it is then too late to let them know of the impact they have had on your life or of the love you have for them in your heart.  

My mother was born on Nov. 8, 1919, and died March 17, 2011. The hands of her clock have stopped turning and she has finally found the much-deserved rest from her toils and the promised peace for her soul. If there was ever a woman that deserved to be cuddled into God’s warm embrace, it was my mother.

I never told her all the things I’m sure she would have liked to have heard. Time goes by way too fast and we often get so caught up in ourselves that we don’t acknowledge the people we take for granted. Don’t let time take control of the unspoken words. Say the words that are in your heart while that person can still hear them.

I long for the opportunity to put my arms around my mother again and say: Happy Mother’s Day, Mom!



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